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Rallying for a common cause

Christopher Kamrani , The Park Record

Kathy Herschberg will be teeing off on her favorite hole in spirit July 12.

The popular Park City resident, ambassador and former president of the annual Fourth of July parade passed away Nov. 1 last year after a long battle with cancer.

Herschberg will be one of many on the minds of golfers at the 13th annual Rally for the Cure Golf Benefit at the Park City Golf Course. The event is hosted by the Park City Women’s 9-hole Association.

Tee off is at 6:30 a.m., and will require a $20 donation plus green fee. Following the action on the links, there will be an awards party, silent auction and drawing at the driving range, which will involve a $15 donation for attendance.

Pamela Noetling, who is in her third year organizing the event, said it is growing in popularity. She hopes all proceeds, which will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, will see another spike as they have in recent years.

Noetling said over $9,000 raised was at the 2010 event, doubling the amount collected in 2009.

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"The thing is, they’re really intent on making people more aware of breast cancer and doing the preventive measures," Noetling said of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. "There’s literature that will be provided that day. This is important."

Noetling said this year the event is taking on a new look as there will be hole sponsors either in memory of a loved one or just from a local businesses. She said the cost to sponsor a hole is $100.

Tom Herschberg, Kathy Herschberg’s husband, will be the sponsor of her favorite hole, to which Noetling says has already made the event very special.

Lydia Kluge, who is in her first year helping to organize the event, said she cannot wait to tee off that Wednesday morning.

"It seems that so many women in the league are kind of touched through this, either through family members of friends," she said. "We’ll embrace it and support it. It’s a great event. It seems like everyone I’ve spoken to has felt the same way."

Once the golf is over, prizes will be handed out for longest drive, closest to the pin and for a putting contest held throughout the day.

"All the money we get will go to the foundation," Noetling said. "That’s special."

For more information on the event or how to donate, go to http://www.parkcity.org and click on the golf course link.